Development Team

The devlopment team working on overall site masterplanning, and to develop the Sister East community:
Lou Host-Jablonski, AIA

Lou is principal architect with Design Coalition, Inc., of Madison, Wisconsin. Since 1977, his projects have included multi-family housing & co-housing, childcare centers, new homes & additions, community-built projects, museum exhibits, and community centers.  Lou's areas of professional focus are resource-efficient ('sustainable') design & planning, and environments for children. He speaks regularly to student and community groups and gives frequent media interviews. Lou lives in a straw-clay home, has been active in his progressive EastSide Madison neighborhood for going on 4 decades, served on Madison's influential Urban Design Commission for 12 years, and helped the city to write and implement its "GreenPrint" as chair of the Sustainable Madison Committee.

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Sue Thering, PhDSusan Thering, Phd

Sue coordinates transdisciplinary action-research partnerships with colleagues in academia, professional practice, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to forward socially, ecologically, culturally, and economically sustainable preservation and development. Sue develops and tests innovative methods for program development and evaluation in cross-cultural and transdisciplinary partnerships. She has received federal grants from the DOI, HUD, DOA, USDA, NEA, the Enterprise Foundation, and the Baldwin Foundation. She holds professional degrees in architecture (BPS Arch, SUNY-Buffalo), and Landscape Architecture (MLA Cornel) and advanced degree in Environmental Science (Ph.D. SUNY-ESF).

Sue is also Executive Director of Design Coalition Institute.

Contact Sue about Union Corners Cohousing at CohousingUC@gmail

Kathryn McCamant
Cohousing Consultant

A licensed architect and co-author of the book Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, Kathryn McCamant founded McCamant & Durrett Architects and The CoHousing Company with her husband, Charles Durrett in 1987. Katie has design and developed dozens of cohousing communities. She played the role of lead project manager in six California communities seeing these communities from site search through move in. In addition to pioneering cohousing in North American, Katie has designed a wide variety of building type.

Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at UC Berkeley and did her graduate work at the Royal Academy of Art and Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark. After living in Doyle Street Cohousing in Emeryville, CA for 12 years, she now lives with her husband and teenage daughter in the Nevada City Cohousing Community.

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Roger Smith
Wisconsin Registered Architect
Roger is a Wisconsin Registered Architect since 1998, with 9 years of construction experience under his toolbelt. Despite professional B.S. and M.S. degrees in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Roger is equally at ease on a constuction site as designing on a computer, or for that matter performing on piano. His special professional interests include adaptive re-use and building material recycling. He recetly completed design and project management for a 61-unit apartment-and-commercial building in Madison.




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